It’s so easy to get caught up with fashion trends, but the thing about fashion is that, eventually, it goes out of style. When it comes to interior design, fashion is futile. Investing in contemporary furnishings and décor that’s in style now, could be costly in the future. As, once something looks dated, there’s no going back and you will inevitably want to update the look to fit with what’s current. If this sounds like you, then read on as we round up our top 5 tips to create a timeless interior design, for your home.
Stick to a neutral colour palette
By sticking to a neutral colour palette,consistently throughout your home,you will create a sense of flow from room to room. Think off-white, rich creams, and cool greys – these shades never go out of style. If you’re keen to incorporate colour, you could consider adding a feature wall in a bolder tone, or perhaps a patterned wallpaper. However, it’s advisable to stick to one wall, so if you change your mind, you won’t need to fully revamp the room.
Choose Hard wood flooring
Traditionally a symbol of wealth and opulence, hard wood flooring has a classic quality that never dates. As well as being a great choice for neutral décor, a good quality wood floor is durable, so it can last for decades. You will not be limited in design, as wood flooring comes in so many finishes and grains, it is actually a very versatile choice. If you can’t justify splashing out on the real thing, you can get luxury vinyl flooring, which mirrors the look and feel of wood, without the price tag. Finish off the décor by throwing down a stylish rug to help anchor the room and create a sense of warmth.
Mix up your accessories
Home accessories are great, because they let you experiment with trends without sacrificing your budget. You can use soft furnishings to incorporate colour into an otherwise neutral room, and they’re interchangeable, so you can adapt the style depending on your mood. Light fixtures and picture frames are perfect for adding a touch of metallic shimmer, whilst reacting to what’s on trend – You’re probably aware that copper is having a moment! Use artwork to reflect your personality, black and white family photography is as equally welcoming as it is chic, whilst quirky prints show off your humour and style. It’s these little touches that make your house feel homely.
Choose classic furnishings
If there’s a few extra pounds in the pot, splurge on signature pieces that will last a lifetime. Whilst initially expensive, they won’t need to be replaced and this will save you money in the long run. When purchasing pricy furnishings, choose items that are timeless. For example, the ageless chesterfield sofa. With its deep buttoned upholstery and rolled arms, the chesterfield oozes elegance and luxury. Traditionally, they are crafted from fine brown leather, however modern designs embrace contemporary fabrics, such as velvet and linen, and come in a range of colours and patterns.
Texture is easily overlooked in interior design, but combining different styles is a great way to add a sense of warmth and comfort to the home. Whilst textures can also be trend focused, they are much more likely to stand the test of time than bold patterns. Textures are not restricted to soft furnishings though, you can add texture through wallpapers and wall art.By experimenting with subtle textures, like brush strokes and abstract patterns, you can create a dynamic aesthetic, that won’t go out of style.